Nasa launches new-era rocket

    US space agency Nasa has launched a prototype rocket designed to replace the aging Shuttle fleet and one day to carry men back to the Moon.

    The Ares 1-X blasted off from Cape Canaveral in the southern US state of Florida for a journey that lasted just two minutes before it came down in the Atlantic Ocean.

    The flight may have been a short one but as Al Jazeeras John Terrett reports, a lot depends on Ares, including the future of Nasa itself.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    This part of 'The Crusades: An Arab Perspective' explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades.

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    A photojournalist describes how she posed as a prostitute to follow the trade in human flesh.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.